5 Books That'll Change The Way You Look At Adultery

5 Books That


New Delhi: Adultery has now become a controversial issue. Earlier it was regarded as a terrible thing, but ever since people have started questioning traditional relations, law and opinions are changing. Following are some books that analyze adultery and its implications and have leaved an everlasting imprints.

1.Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

Tolstoy's timeless classic Anna Karenina follow the story of the Anna Karenina who had an affair with Count Vronsky on account of her relationship with her husband and her son. She kept her passionate wishes at risk just to fulfill her passionate wishes. This book has very fatal ending.

2.Graham Greene's The End of the Affair
The novel was written during First World War and has a touching story of love, faith and betrayal. Story involves Maurice Bendrix(novelist) while researching for the plought befriended with Sarah and her civil servant husband. Later, Sarah and Bendrix indulge in an illicit affair. At the end Bedrix went mad with jealousy because their affair ended abruptly.

3. Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary
The novel focuses on how a woman tries to escape and finds her purpose of existence by indulging in an extramarital affair. This masterpiece of Flaubert's was attacked for it's obscenity.

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4. Paulo Coelho's Adultery

This novel explains how to live freely and happily without thinking of its aftereffects. The story revolves around a woman who got tired from her husband and children and came into relationship with her former husband. The novel reflects how while facing reality that woman is trying to conquer her passion.

5. D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley

Due to its frank portrayal of sexuality and adulterous affair, the book faced a lot of backlash when it was published. It follows the story of Constance Reid, wife of a paralyzed war veteran, who was in an affair with Oliver Mellors. Reid's cannot control her heart and mind to satisfy her physical needs.

Beside these novels like the girl on train, the husband's secret and the unbearable lightness of being etc help us in exploring adultery and its implications.

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